Truckee-Tahoe dental business nears 5 years, has donated more than $55K |

Truckee-Tahoe dental business nears 5 years, has donated more than $55K

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Dr. Dan Martin from Tahoe Oral Surgery and Implant Center in Truckee and South Lake Tahoe, with his family enjoying the outdoor lifestyle.

TRUCKEE, Calif. — Dr. Dan Marin and his wife Sonja opened their local business, Tahoe Oral Surgery and Implant Center, in 2010 with a strong commitment to patient care and giving back to the Truckee-Tahoe community.

In March, they will celebrate their five-year business anniversary, and are proud to have, in addition to providing treatment to thousands of patients, donated more than $55,000 to Tahoe-area nonprofit environmental organizations through their "1% for the Planet" membership.

"We live here for the incredible natural beauty of the area. The focus of our practice is to keep our patients healthy," Dr. Martin said. "And we want to keep our natural environment healthy too, so our kids — and yours — can grow up enjoying the majesty of the mountains, lakes, rivers and trails that make this place so special."

The business's participation in "1% for the Planet" allows the Martins to put financial support behind organizations whose missions are actively preserving and enhancing the places residents love most, he said.

Additionally, Tahoe Oral Surgery and Implant Center participates in Dentistry from the Heart (an annual dental care day, whereby the Martins provide free dental extractions to local patients in need); sponsors Music in the Park concerts each summer; sponsors Fourth of July parade activities, Little League teams and volunteer trail building days; and organizes holiday toy drives.

"Community involvement has been a priority in our practice from day one," Sonja Martin said. "We want to help build those events and activities that make living here so great."

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In addition to giving back to the community, Dr. Martin provides free oral health tips on his dental blog at, which includes tips on dental implant care and oral hygiene.

Tahoe Oral has a Truckee office at 40165 Truckee Airport Road, No. 303 (second floor), and a South Lake Tahoe office at 591 Tahoe Keys Blvd., Ste. No. D4.

— This article was submitted to the Sun by Tahoe Oral Surgery and Implant Center. For information, contact at 530-587-5440 or, or visit